Year 1 children went to Banham Zoo as part of their topic ‘Animal Life’. They took part in a workshop learning about animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores which fits in with the science learning for Year 1. The children had the chance to touch and hold an animal from each of these groups. They were also able to look at the different teeth animals had depending on what they ate.
The children had plenty of time to look round the zoo and were very interested to read the information on the signs and find out what the animals ate. They were then able to classify them into either a carnivore, herbivore or omnivore.
The children were excited to find out new facts and many of them thought of questions about the animals. We continued our learning by researching some of these questions back at school.